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What are they?
Objectives are specific in describing a goal.
There are different ways of writing an objective.
One common method is the SMART format.
The SMART format for objectives:
S = Specific meaning detailed and focused M = Measurable or able to be measured A = Action oriented (involves implementing activities that can be accomplished) R = Realistic which reflects program and patient reality T = Time-bound meaning a timeline for completion
Examples of SMART objectives:
To increase the percentage of people with A1C levels below 7.0% among people attending clinic from 30% to 50% by the end of the fiscal year.
To increase the percent of people that know that diabetes can be prevented from less than 20% to 90% by the end of the fiscal year.